[previous updates and history here]
Pepper is doing just great, thank you very much. I'll embarrass him by showing a picture of his (barely) fuzzy belly:
you can see the scar and the growing fuzz. it cracks me up, how well separated the white fur and black fur areas are.
Pepper's vet called a couple of nights ago. they got the analysis from the stones they removed from Pep's bladder. they are deposits of magnesium phosphate, most likely caused by diet, and the fact that "there ain't enough vinegar in his piss" just like what happened to TK, so he gets to go on Rx food.
I got the food last night, and Pep, being the angel he is, ate it without complaint. the other two cats? one word answer: pleh
Pepper is mad at me over the picture above, so he refused to pose for me.